Excuse Me! The slip's showing!

Published on Apr 29, 2004 01:04 PM IST

With elections round the corner Lakme India Fashion Week seems to have lost its glamorous edge. And with The Grand as the venue, things haven't been easier.

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PTI | ByAsmita Aggarwal, New Delhi

With elections round the corner Lakme India Fashion Week seems to have lost its glamorous edge. And with The Grand as the venue, things haven't been easier. As jewellery designer Naina Balsaver Ahmad rightly put it, "There is a boredom factor that seems to have set in specially this year with the second show going almost empty."

Mumbai-based makeup artist Cory Walia believes the prime objective of a fashion week is to get the Euros and dollars into the country much like the New York and Paris Fashion Week where business worth billions of dollars is conducted. "The one change that I noticed from the previous India fashion weeks is that designers seemed to have moved away from the spotlight and let the focus shift to their clothes. However, I was a bit taken aback with the chaos at the hotel, maybe because it was a new format that will take time to get adjusted to," says Walia.

With fashion week coming at a time when school holidays are about to begin, many potential buyers are busy planning their holidays and with elections round the corner "Many of the city's celebrities are also helping their political friends so they distracted," says Walia. Rina Dhaka's opening show at the LIFW week however, made a lot of Franck Muller flaunting socialites ecstatic, and it was just the kind of flying start that the fashion week needed despite the frayed tempers and bone-tired models.

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